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Knibbs Early Origins



The surname Knibbs was first found in Somerset, where they held a family seat from early times.

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Knibbs Spelling Variations


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Knibbs Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Knibbs family name include Knibb, Knibbs, Knebb, Knibs, Nybbe, Nibb, Nibbs and others.

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Knibbs Early History


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Knibbs Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Knibbs research. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1377, 1604, 1734, 1746, 1787, 1640, 1711, 1650 and 1722 are included under the topic Early Knibbs History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Knibbs Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Knibbs Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Knibbs Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Knibbs surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Knibbs Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Wm. Knibbs, who arrived in Virginia in 1687

Knibbs Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Knibbs, who came to New York in 1830

Knibbs Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Thomas Knibbs, aged 21, who arrived in America from Coventry, in 1900
  • Francis Knibbs, aged 37, who arrived in America from London, England, in 1912
  • Annie Knibbs, aged 50, who arrived in America from Northampton, England, in 1912
  • Joseph Knibbs, aged 25, who arrived in America from Northampton, England, in 1912
  • Joseph Knibbs, aged 45, who arrived in America, in 1918
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Knibbs Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Knibbs, English convict from Northampton, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  • William Knibbs, aged 19, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Carnatic"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Knibbs (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Knibbs (post 1700)



  • Timothy A. Knibbs, American politician, Representative from Connecticut 6th District, 1996, 1998, 2000; Concerned Citizens Candidate for U.S. Senator from Connecticut, 2004
  • John William "Billy" Knibbs Jr (1880-1930), American football player and coach
  • Enos Knibbs, West Indian cricket umpire who stood in two Test matches between 1930 and 193
  • Darrel Knibbs (b. 1949), Canadian former professional NHL ice hockey player
  • William Arthur "Bill" Knibbs (1942-2006), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey player from Toronto, Ontario who played 53 games with the Boston Bruins
  • Sir George Handley "The Knibb" Knibbs (1858-1929), Australian scientist, the first Commonwealth Statistician and the first director of the Commonwealth Institute of Science and Industry
  • Harry Knibbs, Canadian verse and story writer who wrote for the Saturday Evening Post

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843

Other References

  1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Knibbs Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Knibbs Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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